With summer right around the corner, that time of year has come; the often dreaded bathing suit shopping season. Finding a bathing suit that will flatter your figure can be challenging and downright daunting for some. Fortunately, designers and other powers that be are privy to this fact and year in and year out try to outdo one another in an effort to create, design and manufacture the most flattering swimwear for consumers. This year, as in past years, the high waisted bathing suits are ever present.
Finding the perfect bathing suit really comes down to one thing: knowing your body type. Armed with that information it is possible to find a suit that will look good no matter what your measurements. If you polled one hundred bathing suit wearers and asked which body feature they are most insecure about, inevitably the stomach area would be in the top three on the list. This is good news for high waisted bathing suit retailers. Whereas other styles are less forgiving, the high waisted swimsuits are perfect for those with tummy issues or concerns.
Here is the thing though - high waisted bathing suits, like all others come in varying styles and shapes and similar to every other bathing suit style there are good and bad choices. The most prominent fashion icons warn consumers to be cognizant that when selecting a bathing suit that sits higher one the waist, to not choose one that is too high. This style does not look good on anyone, super models with perfect figures included. Perhaps the name itself is too vague.
For the best and most flattering high waisted bathing suits choose one that still falls right below the belly button or right above. The key to looking slimmer is to extend your torso as much as possible. Bathing suits that reach far above the belly button area tend to look boxy and shorten the torso, even for those who have rock hard abs. This will do a disservice to the wearer.
By choosing one directly below or above the navel not only is the torso lengthened, but the material and/or band should lay directly below or right at where the curve of your torso begins. This is accentuating the body’s natural curve, playing towards the sought after feminine hour glass figure.
Also take into consideration how the bathing suit is cut in the leg area. Since the buyer has added material on top next to the waist, it is too over-powering to have a lot of material in the leg area. Opt for a cut that angles upward on the thigh area to lengthen the appearance of the leg. This is often referred to as bikini cut. By slimming down the appearance of the legs and drawing attention to the curves on the waist, the entire body looks leaner and thinner. Too much of a box cut on the leg coupled with a too high waistline will take inches off height and seemingly add pounds.